💁♀️ Got Color Fade? Dying our hair is such an amazing luxury that we all have. It can boost your confidence quickly and help you to feel vibrant and fresh! You can change your whole attitude by changing your hair color. The downside to coloring our hair is that it can quickly fade into a washed-out version of your previously gorgeous shade. This is especially common with bright, rich colors. The great news is that there are a few tips and tricks to prevent color fade from happening.
There can be many reasons why our hair dye fades off; the most common culprit is using incorrect shampoo (the worst being a clarifying shampoo). These are great at removing dirt, oils, and impurities but will also strip your color along with it. The Main Squeeze Shampoo and Tag Along Conditioner locks in color while the Brass Kisser Purple Shampoo and Conditioner eliminates brassy tones that develop from minerals in our water or too much sun.
Just like our skin, the sun damages hair when it’s not protected. Spray on our Third Wheel Heat Protectant before venturing into the outdoors this summer. Large brimmed hats work well to keep those sun rays at bay and also keep hair moisturized. The heat and dryness can dull your hair and fade your color so do some deep conditioning masks periodically.
There are a lot of products we can use to put on our hair for “color safety” but we will eventually need to wash this all away. Which brings me to my next suggestion, and that is to wash your hair the least amount of times as possible. I’m talking once, maybe twice a week. With each wash your color will fade slightly, so less is more! Invest in a good dry shampoo to keep your hair fresh and feeling clean. This will also keep your hair healthy as over washing can cause dryness and dehydrated hair, which lends to damage and breakage.
To sum it all up, don’t over-wash, but when you do, use a gentle shampoo, keep hair hydrated, deep condition, protect your hair from the sun, and have fun with color! It won't last forever, but these tricks will keep you from having to visit your salon too frequently. Some things are basic, but your hair shouldn’t be!
Live your life in color! 🎨